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Dandelion WineE The Night The Lawns of Summer Season of Disbelief The Last the Very Last The Green Machine The Trolley Statues The Window The Swan The Whole Town's Sleeping Goodbye Grandma The Tarot Witch Hotter Than Summer Dinner at Dawn The Magical Kitchen Green Wine for Dreaming Recently while moving bookcases books and furniture around I came across my copy of Dandelion Wine I had read it once years ago during my own personal Golden Age of Science Fiction ages 8 to 16 Now was a good time as any to revisit this novel Bradbury had been marked incorrectly in my mind as a sci fi writer on the same level as Heinlein or AsimovHe's not a hard core I Robot type of sci fi writer really More like a fantasy writer who touched on sci fi themesAnd he's in his own league There haven't been many authors like Bradbury heart of a poet imagination as great as any and a style that is both comfortable and familiar to the reader and yet is still uniueDandelion Wine is in my opinion the most 'poetical' of anything I've read by himIt's a pean to childhood joys and fears a story of the rite of passage from young child to a aware young man The town fictional of Green Town is a nod to Bradbury's real home town of Waukegan Illinois as seen from the eyes of Douglas Spaulding a 12 year old boy learning he is alive and mortal all in one summerThe novel is a series of short stories about the town and its people told mostly through Douglas or his younger brother Tom The Happiness Machine the Green Machine the old tarot witch friends moving away old ways coming to an end new ways being noticed and sometimes an old way being restored death and life all parade past on the pages of this luminous novel The Summer of 1928 is perfectly bottled and stored in the cellar just waiting for someone to come down open the cap and breathe deep of the golden light and let the feelings play around like incandescent beetles scattering in the bright summer sunIt is nostalgic without being maudlin or self pitying It is magical without being vulgar and ostentatious It bobs and weaves around the darkness and light of being alive of being young or old and always at the center of being humanBradbury is a master storyteller He is at the top of his game as he casts a spell about the rite of passage for Douglas as he progresses from a simple child to be a complex and self reflecting young manI really can't give this book enough praise It's delightful and thought provoking The themes are all known but they are expressed with such skill and care that they don't feel old Rather like the streets around your home after a spring rain You know them yes but they are refreshed and cleanI encourage you to get a copy and read it

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Al timeless summer in the life of a twelve year old boy named Douglas Spaulding remembered forever by the incomparable Ray BradburyWoven into the novel are the following short stories Illumination Dandelion Wine Summer in the Air Season of Sitting The Happiness Machin This book is a beloved classic dear to lots of people Thus I have to give a warning before I say anything else This time I am going to be that guy everybody hates I did not like it You may call me grumpy old man I probably read it wrong uite possible right to left bottom to top English language edition If you love the book stop here and proceed no further Pay no attention to the incoherent ramblings of an old man This would be me by the wayUsually I give a brief description of plot at least its initial development This time I have nothing to say there is no plot This book is about a boy's summer the summer of 1928 The guy and his brother make some small discoveries while some happenings go on around town These happenings feel like stories with no beginning and almost always no end Take the one about the Happiness Machine It felt too obvious to me and too preachy The inventor's wife came out a stereotypical nagging one The inventor himself felt retarded So no plot and no character development kids remain exactly the same no matter what happens to them The book has two things to boast about it is really great at inducing nostalgia this is a compliment and not criticism and it is good at showing a boy's childhood experiences of summer To the first positive part I can reply that I cannot feel any nostalgia for 1928 by definition as even my parents were not born at that time My reply to the second there are plenty of books that do it better and with exciting meaningful plots and character developments too I was bored reading the book A uestion came to me during the read and it kept bugging me all the time What would happened if a transcript of this book was submitted to a publisher not by an undisputed classic of science fiction Ray Bradbury but an unknown guy John Smith? Would this mess even be published? Would a self respecting publisher even look at the manuscript twice? We may never know After finishing this book I almost ended up in a dreadful reading slump My salvation was switching uickly to my special anti slump book pile On the other hand I understand that this is a favorite book of uite a few people with some of them classifying it as classic so I cannot give it one star for the fear of a lynching mob showing up on my doorsteps Let me find something nice to say about it and raise the rating The book has great writing is a classic has great writing and is a classic I am going in circles am I not? Two stars is as high as I can go Yes I repeat I most probably read it wrong PS If any of my friends that happened to like this book want to de friend me I understand Sorry My rating stands no matter what

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Book ´ Dandelion Wine 239 pages Download ò Moneyexpresscard Ü The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy A summer of green apple trees mowed lawns and new sneakers Of half burnt firecrackers of gathering dandelions of Grandma's belly busting dinner It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold The summer of '28 was a vintage season for a growing boy A summer of green apple trees mowed lawns and new sneakers Of half burnt firecrackers of gathering dandelions of Grandma's belly busting dinner It was a summer of sorrows and marvels and gold fuzzed bees A magic Magic Realism according to WikipediaMagical realism magic realism or marvelous realism is a genre of narrative fiction and broadly art literature painting film theatre etc that while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while also adding or revealing magical elements It is sometimes called fabulism in reference to the conventions of fables myths and allegory Magical realism perhaps the most common term often refers to fiction and literature in particular with magic or the supernatural presented in an otherwise real world or mundane settingThis book is the essence of Magic Realism If you are a fan of other Magic Realism books ie McCammon's Boy's Life you should definitely check this out The setting is small town America the main characters are your average young boys but the things they encounter are far from normal or are they? you will uestion what is real and what is imaginationNostalgia young vs old new ideas vs the status uo are all main themes Learning from past mistakes respecting the experience of your elders and history repeating itself all make appearances There is no life or death just sunrisessunsets new beginnings strong tradition and acceptance of your place in all of itThis book is deeply poetic and rightly so A fantastically written story that should be read by anyone that appreciates great literature I am looking forward to the seuel Something Wicked This Way Comes